Two online, interactive ROI calculators are designed to illustrate the dramatic cost reductions possible when jet engine balancing is performed utilizing the PBS 4100+ and PBS eXpress advanced vibration analysis technology. These calculators contrast the total costs of both labor and fuel when utilizing the MTI PBS 4100+ system (for commercial jets) and MTI PBS eXpress (for regional and business jets) versus using the traditional “3-shot plot” engine balancing procedure.
The conventional three-shot plot process cannot guarantee the best balance solution. Labor and time intensive, it involves installing known weights onto the fan disk at different locations and measuring the change in vibration magnitudes. From these vibration levels, the user must calculate an approximate balance solution by hand. All in, a three-shot plot procedure will normally consist of over 25 steps and involve running the engine at least four or five times. In contrast, the advanced analytical tools included with the PBS-4100+ and PBS eXpress Vibration Analyzers make identifying the cause of a vibration complaint significantly faster. Furthermore, if a fan balance is determined to be a cause of unsatisfactory vibrations, the Vibration Analyzer’s Balancing Wizard will quickly determine the best possible balance solution after only a single additional run.
“We have developed an easy-to-use online RIO Calculator that lets technicians calculate the savings for each balance procedure when using our Jet Engine Vibration Analyzers and see how those savings can quickly stack up
throughout the year,” said Moshe Benjamin, MTI Instruments’ President. “Compared to using the traditional three-shot plot process, the PBS-4100+ and PBS eXpress can be operated reliably and with minimal training. The systems offer numerous quantifiable advantages when troubleshooting and basically keep turbine engines running smoothly and without sacrificing safety. Simply put, the online ROI calculator clearly demonstrates how to minimize downtime while keeping operational costs low.”
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